I received this book for free from Given to me in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Double Down (Lois Lane, #2) by Gwenda Bond
Length: 6 hours
Published by Switch Press on May 1st 2016
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Also by this author: Fallout, The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost Legacy
Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy, her online maybe-more-than-a-friend. But when her friend Maddy's twin collapses in a part of town she never should've been in, Lois finds herself embroiled in adangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis."
“You lost?” The man asked. He had a zillion wrinkles, and was wearing a hat that would suit an old-fashioned detective.
What I thought of this book
OMG! Lois wore my nerves to a frazzle! She is much to daring for her own good and I was always holding my breathe to see if she made it out okay…lol. In this book she is taking on mad scientist, mobsters and a corrupt mayor all the while worry about things going online about the flying man.
Each book sort of has two different stories going on but it’s not hard to keep track. One is an ongoing plot carried over from book one and I figure will probably continue through the books. That story has to do with her friend Smallvilleguy that she met online in on a board called Strange Skies. There people can talk about strange things they have seen. Lois in the first book had talked about seeing a flying man and Smallvilleguy told her it was probably true and they started a friendship.
Now it seems that someone is trying to find out more information about the flying man and Smallvilleguy is worried and if he is worried so is Lois. So they are trying to figure out what is going on and who the interagency people are.
The other story is the main story which involves Lois getting in over her head again taking on some scary people all for a story. When her friend Maddy’s sister starts acting strange her nose sense a story. With verily anything to go on she digs in with the help of the others at the Scoop to find out what is going on. It seems that she needed money and didn’t want to ask her parents or sister for it so she volunteered for an experiment and it has some crazy consequences.
Lois figures out that it all has to do with Boss Moxie a mobster who is trying to buy up all the waterfront property and it could be interlocked with why Jame’s father and former mayor was sent to jail. Lots of sleuthing ensues and let me tell you I really was getting worried for Lois and her no fear attitude. You can tell she was born to be a journalist.
I love all the characters in this series. Lois is fearless, though she did push herself a bit this time. Maddy is starting to open up a bit and finds a cute guy to get her mind of of James who doesn’t seem to be into her until after she finds Dante. James is the rich kid with the fallen father, and desperately wants to believe his father when he says he is innocent. Devin is the tech geek and I think if Lois wasn’t so wrapped up in Smallvilleguy they would make a cute couple.
I really like all these books that are coming out using comic book characters and making them teenagers as it’s a lot of fun. I also like that they are starting to feature some of the women of comics so that young ladies can read them and love them. If you love comics, and YA mysteries then you will enjoy these books. Fallout is book one and this is book two so start in order. 🙂
I totally recommend this series! 🙂